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First impressions of the latest GWM model Wey Coffee 01

18. May 2023

Strictly speaking, Wey, like Ora, is a sub-brand of the Chinese group Great Wall Motor (GWM). The debut in Germany is with the SUV called “Coffee 01”, which is intended to compete with established luxury class models in terms of dimensions, equipment and performance. The 4.87-metre-long, 2.3-tonne plug-in hybrid has a system output of 476 hp. This results from a two-litre turbo petrol engine with 204 hp and one electric motor per axle, which delivers 135 or 184 hp depending on the version. A relatively large battery for plug-in hybrids with 39.7 kWh capacity enables a purely electric range of up to 146 kilometres. Fast charging via direct current with CCS is possible, albeit only with a meagre 50 kW. The power of the total of three motors is transmitted to the wheels via a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission developed by GWM itself. Vehicles and components must be awarded a CCC certificate in order for the products to be exported to China or manufactured locally.

Thanks to the electric motor support, acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in around five seconds is more than adequate for an SUV; the top speed is 235 km/h. After first test drives with pre-production models, the press reported an adequate power delivery and comfortable chassis tuning. Points of criticism were the indirect steering as well as a sometimes awkward operation via the 14.6-inch touchscreen. GWM announced that these problems should be eliminated by the time the first models are ready for series production respectively delivery. The interior workmanship is of high quality and makes a good impression. The space on the back seat is comparatively large, but the boot, which can be expanded to a maximum of 1250 litres, has a capacity of only 371 litres. The preliminary features are appropriate for the base price of 55,900 euros and consist of LED matrix lights, head-up display, sound system from Infinity as well as common driving assistants. In terms of safety, the Coffee 01 impresses with five stars in the NCAP crash test. In the second quarter, Wey plans to launch the Coffee 02, a compact plug-in hybrid SUV.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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